Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has told defender, Davide Zapacosta to leave Stamford Bridge, according to Goal.
The Blues hierarchy have reportedly placed a £23million price tag on the player’s head in a bid to sell the Italy international before the European transfer window closes.
Zappacosta completed a €28million move from Torino to Stamford Bridge in 2017.
His influence waned under Maurizio Sarri last season after he made 35 appearances for Chelsea during his first season at the club.
New manager Lampard will favour Reece James as cover for Cesar Azpilicueta at right back this season.
As such, Lampard deems Zappacosta as surplus to requirements as Roma have expressed interest in signing the defender but may be put off by Chelsea’s £23m valuation.
Due to the price, it is claimed Roma may seek a loan-to-buy deal.